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Pocatello, Idaho

Welcome to beautiful Pocatello, Idaho, home of Idaho State University, where I serve on the Electrical Engineering faculty in the College of Science and Engineering. The photos are for viewing only, but you are quite welcome to send links to the photos anywhere in the universe, or make direct links to the photos! I shuffle the images once in a while, so if you wonder where your favorite image went, please try searching for it. Currently the images (except a few most recent ones) are shown in random order. Comments are appreciated, but sometimes I may not see them for a long time. Thanks for visiting!

For pictures of places near Pocatello such as Yellowstone, Grand Teton, and Arches National Parks, City of Rocks National Reserve, Lava Hot Springs, Soda Springs, Great Salt Lake, and Massacre Rocks State Park, see this gallery.

Please note that clicking on the thumbnails gives you a larger version of the photo. Once the larger photo is visible, you can further select various display sizes by clicking on the appropriate word underneath the photo.

I have 6 prints on permanent display at the Pocatello Regional Airport, so you might want to look for them in case you plan on air travel!

If you are interested in purchasing a print or otherwise using a photograph, please contact me at vkantabu@computer.org. Some photos may not be printable or saleable. Thanks.

AIR AND MERCURY POLLUTION ALERT!! Being situated in a valley, the Pocatello area does have a tendency to have air pollution problems. In recent years (except this exceptionally dry winter season), the air has been cleaner. But all of a sudden Power County next door is planning to put a Coal-Burning Power Plant at the old FMC site!! See article at http://www.journalnet.com/articles/2005/03/10/opinion/opinion01.txt

Many people don't believe that these so-called "clean" coal-burning plants are nearly as clean as their advocates are claiming. And even if they are relatively clean, please note that many of us Bannock County residents believe that we are already at our limit of tolerance when it comes to air pollution! Such air pollution as shown in a photo of mine in this gallery (see http://www.pbase.com/vkantabu/image/40660709) is believed to cause nasty sinus infections in many of us that last for weeks, sometimes months, each year! Please, we need the air to be cleaner, not dirtier!! Please read this article I just found on Oct 14, 2005 ... http://webcenter.health.webmd.netscape.com/content/Article/113/110585.htm?pagenumber=1

NEW ARTICLE FROM MY ALMA MATER, THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY I usually don't bother to read The Johns Hopkins Magazine, but tonight I picked it up and saw an eye-catching title, "Bad Air Days Cause Increase in Hospital Admissions." Well, of course, I thought. Isn't that an obvious result? But when I read it, it turned out to be another surprising discovery by a Hopkins faculty. Quoting the article, "RESEARCHERS WERE SURPRISED AT HOW RAPIDLY INCREASES IN HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS FOLLOWED INCREASES IN AIR POLLUTION LEVELS." .... "The researchers calculated that in 2002, there were 11,000 additional hospitalizations associated with 10 micrograms per cubic meter increase in PM2.5."


Mercury pollution is also a well-documented problem stemming from coal-burning power plants. Mercury pollution can cause autism in children, among other serious health problems.

I am an associate professor of computer science and electrical engineering at Idaho State University. Please see my academic Web site at http://idahostate.academia.edu/VititKantabutra.
Back East (meaning in the Eastern United States) they say that if you have an interest other than academia, then you must keep it more or less a secret. It's just not in my nature to play by rules that don't make sense, and that's why I'm out here in Wild Idaho!

NEWS September 20, 2009. Just expanded my photo collection at flickr! Please see them at http://www.flickr.com/photos/96517640@N00/


NEWS Friday, Sep 28, 2007: I started a Pocatello photo blog at http://pocatellophotoblog.blogspot.com/ Some photos are also in this gallery, but some may not be.

I also have some photos of Pocatello at Webshots and some more (along with those by other photographers) at Trekearth.com and also at Flickr.com. Speaking of Trekearth, all my photos there can be found here.

Also see my photos on Google. For example: http://picasaweb.google.com/vkantabu/RescueOnChinesePeak# and http://picasaweb.google.com/vkantabu/NWFEntries200902#
If you are interested in seeing how things looked in the mountains just east of Pocatello back in the 1970's and 80's, see http://pbase.com/vkantabu/fromdebbiebrooks

Here is a link to historical photos of Bannock County at ISU's library, made available by Karen Kearns: http://idahodocs.cdmhost.com/cdm4/browse.php?CISOROOT=/p2003coll1&CISOSTART=1,1 (Unfortunately, Karen Kearns passed away in 2012, still in her 40's.)

By the way, the blue background of these pages is actually Pocatello's sky color sampled from a photograph I took on a clear day.
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Jenkins' ceramics P1000186.jpg
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First Friday Art Walk at Mind Your Body Studio _DSC3790.jpg
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Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6539.jpg
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Pocatello Air Pollution Feb 2005 DSCN5471.JPG
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identify me please IMG_0280.jpg
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Coyote at Pocatello Zoo _DSC0638.jpg
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Diana Livingston-Friedley and Mark Neiwirth in Concert smallfile _DSC1730.jpg
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Jack Lemley _DSC0380.jpg
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ISU Dance _DSC9489.jpg
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Whitman Street Autumn Scene smallfile IMG_1381.jpg
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Du bist die Ruh' _DSC0093
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Pocatello sunset P1050568.jpg
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Dance at Idaho State University Pocatello 473.jpg
Arrowleaf Balsamroot
Arrowleaf Balsamroot
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Native Students against Columbus Day PA130017.jpg
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ISU Massage Therapy Program - College of Technology _DSC0011.JPG
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International Night Flag Bearer _DSC1672.jpg
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DSCF0123 Flag Carrier.jpg
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Jack Lemley _DSC0337.jpg
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Cameroon Dance at Africa Night 2013 at ISU 077.jpg
Los Angeles Guitar Quartet at Stephens Center ISU _DSC7225.jpg
Los Angeles Guitar Quartet at Stephens Center ISU _DSC7225.jpg
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White Geranium Olympus 028.jpg
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chokecherry blossoms _DSC8555.jpg
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Sunset from Red Hill smallfile IMG_1158.jpg
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Bleeding Heart present from DeAnn Green to Deborah IMG_1150.jpg
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Arrowleaf Balsamroot IMG_3092.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6548.jpg
Nepali Night 2010 _DSC6548.jpg
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fireworks july 4 2008 _DSC5515.jpg
Sheep at McKees Pocatello P1040276.jpg
Sheep at McKees Pocatello P1040276.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC9623.jpg
ISU Dance _DSC9623.jpg
DSCF0159 Flag Carrier.jpg
DSCF0159 Flag Carrier.jpg
ISU International Night 2011 flag bearer _DSC1706.jpg
ISU International Night 2011 flag bearer _DSC1706.jpg
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ISU Massage Therapy Program - College of Technology _DSC0053.JPG
Coonie _DSC0432.jpg
Coonie _DSC0432.jpg
Anderson Sandes' thesis defense P1000244.jpg
Anderson Sandes' thesis defense P1000244.jpg
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Red Hill January Scene IMG_1819.JPG
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View from near the top of Scout Mountain Nikon Coolpix 061.jpg
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Century High School DSCN3121.jpg
Johnson St sidewalk Old Town Pocatello IMG_1600.jpg
Johnson St sidewalk Old Town Pocatello IMG_1600.jpg
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music man _DSC0227.jpg
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The Forrests walking Taiwanese choirmembers home _DSC6431.jpg
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Wild Turkeys _DSC6916.jpg
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Cat DSCF0071.JPG
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American Falls Sunset from Driveway _DSC2858.jpg
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arrowleaf balsamroot DSC_4543.JPG
antifilibuster rally Pocatello _DSC0681.jpg
antifilibuster rally Pocatello _DSC0681.jpg
Autumn at ISU -- fox squirrel DSCF0478.jpg
Autumn at ISU -- fox squirrel DSCF0478.jpg
Professor Bruce Ronald Making Own Coffee at College Mkt DSCF.jpg
Professor Bruce Ronald Making Own Coffee at College Mkt DSCF.jpg
Taste of France 2010 _DSC7182.jpg
Taste of France 2010 _DSC7182.jpg
Extreme Makeover Home Edition P1020083.jpg
Extreme Makeover Home Edition P1020083.jpg
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